You have made a critical mistake if you assume that I think people taking me seriously is a good thing.
Chestnut_Rice joined on Feb 26th, 2013, since that has made 839 posts that are still accessible today, 26 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Chestnut_Rice has given 952 upvotes, and was last online on Jan 30th, 2015.
I knew that there were some people who genuinely believed that shit but holy fuck did I not guess that those views were popular in any way.
Yea that blocklist LOL. Fallacy of composition: the fucking program.
I've actually been reading a good bit of Christ Centered Gamer. I am a non-denominational Christian, after all. Their site's layout isn't amazing and it doesn't load too well on my old browser, but their reviews honestly aren't that bad. Their older ones are rather unprofessional but newer titles are viewed neutrally and are nice and straight to the point. I do recall them disclosing that they were given a review copy. If you've read Oliver B Campbell's thing on reviewing games (Go look it up on Medium. The guy pretty much snatched the words out of my mouth about what a review should be like.), they almost seem to follow the advice in that article to a T. You can tell that the people working there are serious Christians who recognize a good game when they see one and like writing about it. Honestly a lot better than the drivel that Kotaku and Polygon publish.
Also their founder uses a little C.C. picture on article comments and they take cultural differences into account while reviewing games mostly meant for a Japanese audience (!!!) so that's pretty rad!
mfw IBG used "power structures" completely unironically in relation to a fucking Twitter consumer revolt.
Doxxing, while despicable. Is not illegal in any way shape or form under United States law or... the law of any other nation, for that matter.
The only global rules of 8chan are essentially "do not violate the laws of the United States of America." and other obvious things like don't spam, raid, etc. This is in the name of free speech. Hence the comment. You do not understand Anonymous board culture or the rules of 8chan in particular. Your judgment of this particular matter is highly flawed. It's up to the individual board moderators to set their own rules and /gg/ has made it repeatedly obvious that they do not condone doxxing, death threats or any of that good stuff.
Did you miss the part where people from /gg/ flooded a SEPARATE BOARD ON 8CHAN for hours and hours on end because it contained doxx, pushing every single doxx thread off the board until global mods woke up to clean up the mess? Of course you did. Brennan's opinion on the despicably is moot. What matters is /gg/'s handling is, and they've shown that they don't support using those kinds of methods. However effective they might be for our cause, a decade of Anonymous doxxing itself and other communities has shown that it's a terrible and morally reprehensible thing to do on the internet.
And, I watched the videos. It's been a while but IIRC, IA stresses, over and over again that it's ZQ is despicable because of what she has done. Not because of who she inherently is. Individual accountability is part of what we're asking for here. We don't dislike any of the Literally Whos because they're a minority or another. We dislike them because they've been proven to be morally bankrupt. Would you refrain from rebutting a black dude who insults you or pushes you just because he's black? Of course not. The heinous actions they took have no fucking relation to who they inherently are. I could give less of a shit if any of them were cishet White males or trans lesbian Afro-American women. They are corrupt and abused the industry and should be held accountable. Funnily enough most of those under scrutiny in the journo clique are actually literally cishet White males and a couple of cishet White females. But, do we care? Do we use that against them, ever, unless they point out our identities hypocritically first? Don't think so. I personally have never done it. Weird, huh? Almost as if this isn't about a general racial/sexual demographic but rather about a shitty attitude in the industry. Who woulda thought.
15 lp per win fuck me.
Point is, if you willingly join a bunch of misogynistic assholes because of "games", because your feelings being hurt are the greater evil, don't complain about being misunderstood.
Nice paraphrased ad hom.
Also I see some people getting slightly off topic in the thread. Objectification is only tangentially related to #GamerGate. Remember to keep it about corruption in games journalism or making composition fallacies that @DarkChaplain can debunk kthx.
People really don't give a shit about Zoe Quinn, Noodle. They just don't. Quinn is irrelevant to the movement. However, she does try desperately to get back into the spotlight. Heck, mainstream media is trying to drag her back up from the swamps as well, when #GamerGate supporters have stopped paying attention to her or talking about her many weeks ago.
I've associated with "Actual Social Justice Activists" before. I completely disagree with their way of thinking and think it's actually really shitty that Western society's accepting their ideology, but yea the people who genuinely believe in SJ are alright people just like how genuine Communists can be great people. SanFran journo cabal and their abusive allies don't represent real SJs.
@kirn, you don't understand.
This about the celebrity thing. That was an example to say mean that, IF WE STAY SILENT, PEOPLE BELIEVE THE ACCUSER. And nobody wants to have the tag of "literal misogynerd and doxxer" above their heads as a group for the rest of eternity. It's unfortunate that not everyone gives very little shits about the world like you do but perception DOES MATTER.
Second, I'm not sure you understand. This has gone beyond gaming as an industry. It's become this proxy war between abusive, authoritarian cultural Marxists who've infected the modern Left and meritocratic leftist libertarians who want to take their politics back. There is a clear difference between the two kinds of ideologies. Every time your Russian friends look at America and sees some ridiculous news story of someone being offended and rules being changed because of that, that's the attitude that these journalists represent and they will do ANYTHING to keep it prevalent in the modern West.
They call themselves leftists but they're neo-puritanical authoritarians. The rest of the world hasn't swung far enough to the traditional left to see it yet. But in half a century Russia will be struggling with the same problems: people who LITERALLY place feelings above logic, decrying it as some sort of patriarchal construct. Gaming as an industry is well and fine, but these people tried to fuck with the wrong demographic. Everybody else has been brought up to worship a human's identity instead of their deeds. Their scare tactics won't work against the most meritocratic hobby of all time: videogames.